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REFORMATTING DRIVE PLS. HELP. I was trying to reformat my drive due to malfunction and to get rid of nasty virus. When i was booting to cd rom upon P.O.S.T, the express recovery 2 feature always reappear. i tried to bakup but an error appear saying "cannot find Windows Operating System in HDD Partition". I just want to skip this process although it means losing all the data in my computer. i wanted to reformat but the screen wont take me to the windows operating system installation or setup screen

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Disconnect all your power to the computer and remove the battery ( if Possable ) you have a virus in the CMOS and you ned to reset it. contact me tomarrow at 435-896-3059 if you have any further questions on how to remove the battery.

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Okey u will need to reinstall the Operating system on the computer. You will lose all the data but the computer will be able to format the hard drive and everything should be okey from there.

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    You do not have to format your drive.

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    Glenn Rogers Oct 01, 2008

    It is 12:30am GMT -7

    If you do not respond in 30 minutes I won't be able to help you and you'll be stuck with someone with no experience on this board.

    You may want to repost your problem tomorrow when we have more techs with experience on this solution board working the free forum.

    There are a lot of ways to solve your problem and protect your personal data. The procedure is complex, but you won't loose your stuff and you'll be rid of your virus. What virus was it?

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